I configured the ethernet interface in the post-install config with my IP
and net-mask, though I didnt know the gateway then. It gave me a warning
that I might not be able to access remote machines, but that still dosent
explain why it wont even ping the next node in my LAN. The rc.conf file does
have some lines, are we looking for something specific here or should I
key-in the gateway data b4 expecting anything else ?

On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 4:39 PM, Brian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Bhuvaneswari Ramkumar wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm a newbie FreeBSD user, I've just installed the 5.5 version.
> > I know this is a very silly question but I've searched the archives and
> any
> > suggestions are welcome.
> >
> > I think my system is not connected to the internet or any external
> network,
> > ping dosent work ( nor ftp or dig)
> >
> > When I try to do a post-install configuration and choose to enable the
> inetd
> > daemon option from the sysinstall, it doesnt invoke the editor to change
> the
> > inetd.conf at all, so I did a root-login and enabled ftp, even pftp and
> > other services in the file as mentioned in the installation document.
> >
> > But still I'm unable to ftp to any server, the message I get is ftp:
> > hostname or servname not known or not provided.
> >
> > Do you guys have any ideas ?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Bhuvana
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> Interesting that you chose 5.5 for a new install, most anyone would
> recommend something newer.  Having said that, is the ether interface
> enabled?  If you run sysinstall, and select post install config, then
> networking, then the interface in question, try to view/config it based
> on the parameters your isp gave you.  When you're done you should see
> some lines in /etc/rc.conf specific to your config.  Be careful with
> this file.
>
>
> Brian
>
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